History Book Reviews (page 936)

EVIL MONEY by Rachel Ehrenfeld
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 1, 1992

Ehrenfeld, a research scholar at NYU Law School and author of Narcoterrorism (1990), ineffectively details several major cases involving money laundering and governmental corruption. Read full book review >
WAR AND TELEVISION by Bruce Cumings
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: July 1, 1992

"A provocative and intelligent analysis. (Illustrations—not seen.)"
An eloquent critique, from a politically progressive perspective, not only of TV's coverage of war but also of its treatment of topical and historical events and of ``politics in contemporary America—an imperious, camouflaged politics known best to those who transgress implicit limits, tread on unvoiced premises [and] traffic in the heterodox....'' Cumings (East Asian and International History/Univ. of Chicago) uses TV's coverage of Vietnam and the Gulf War as a way of analyzing the assumptions underlying its treatment of all sorts of political issues. Read full book review >

CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: July 1, 1992

"A thoughtful and often excellent analysis, calling for tough decisions but failing to come up with tough prescriptions."
An attempt to probe future relations between the US, Japan, and Germany. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: July 1, 1992

"For all their purposeful irony, though, his short-take recollections add little to our understanding of a tragic chapter in world history."
Just why a respected and talented young novelist like Vollman (Fathers and Crows, reviewed above, etc.) would want to publish dated jottings on a 1982 sojourn around and, briefly, in war-torn Afghanistan is anyone's guess. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1992

"Essential."
The amazing printing history of James Joyce's Ulysses and its editorial disasters. Read full book review >

CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: June 30, 1992

"Well done, and of historical interest because the trial prompted Daniel Ellsberg's leak of The Pentagon Papers to The New York Times, heralding both the end of the war and of the Nixon Administration. (Twenty-four pages of photographs and maps—not seen.)"
A tale of intrigue between the CIA and the Green Berets during the Vietnam War, by the author of The Vietnam Fact Book (1987 paperback). Read full book review >
FROM PUSAN TO PANMUNJOM by Sun Yup Paik
HISTORY
Released: June 30, 1992

"The vivid, perceptive text has maps (not seen)."
Engrossing wartime memoirs from South Korea's first four-star general. Read full book review >
THE VOICE OF THE EARTH by Theodore Roszak
HISTORY
Released: June 30, 1992

"In short, there seems to be more wish than reality here."
Repeatedly, in this scholarly survey of cultural history, Roszak (History/California State Univ.; Flicker, 1991, etc.) evokes a back-to-nature philosophy, contrasting the rational philosophy of the Enlightenment with the romanticism of the noble savage; prehistoric animism and earth-mother religion with the rise of patriarchy and male-dominated, nature-dominating religion. Read full book review >
THE AZTECS by Richard Townsend
HISTORY
Released: June 29, 1992

"A substantial history of satisfying scope and depth. (Illustrations—140—not seen.)"
Fine scholarly history of the Aztecs from their 12th-century Toltec origins through the 16th-century Spanish conquest by CortÇs. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: June 29, 1992

"Engrossing perspectives from a thoroughly engaged observer on Native Americans whose humanity still fits no stereotypical molds. (Maps.)"
A compassionate, elegiac, and unsparing account of a way of life that's being irretrievably lost, if not heedlessly destroyed, in one of the remotest regions of the US. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: June 25, 1992

"A deeper study of the sociology of pro-Union sentiment in the South would have enhanced the text; but, still, an excellent and significant contribution to Civil War literature."
A meticulously researched treatment of a topic seldom examined by historians: the white Southerners, contemptuously called ``Tories'' by their Confederate brethren, who served in the Federal armies during the Civil War. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: June 25, 1992

"First-rate, sobering, and inspired. (Forty b&w illustrations- -not seen.)"
An expert recounting of the Tuskegee Airmen, the four all- black fighter squadrons that pioneered the desegregation of the US Army Air Corps. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >